23 New Xbox One Games of May 2018

Jun 11, 2018

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23 Games have just received their PlayScores on the Xbox One this past May. Let’s check them out right now!

The Playscore is a standard rating that averages gamer and critic reviews. When a game only reaches the minimum requirement of critic OR gamer reviews, it receives a provisional playscore.


This game's devs may have inadvertently prophesied the player's experience of their latest title. Given abysmal ratings, surviving this first-person survival horror may be a challenge in and of itself. Smeared by mediocre graphics, audio bugs, and repetitive tasks, at least stays true to the proverbial tortures of hell. It has a PlayScore of 5.64.

Tennis World Tour

Setting out to be a the new standard for tennis games, Bigben Interactive's superstar-laden sports game seems to have missed its mark. In spite of its postponement, this tennis world tour is still gives the impression of incompleteness with buggy player movements, clunky controls, and total lack of atmosphere. Just not worth its price point, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 6.17

Conan Exiles

Through the efforts of Funcom, Robert E. Howard's machinations comes to digital fruition in the form of this survival videogame. Espousing the ideas of Howard's iconic swords and sorcery tale, Exiles puts you in the heat of their prehistoric Hyborian Age. But, actually, instead of heat, Funcom's survival game seems to be serving something more on the lines of lukewarm. Still fresh out of early access, players have made complaints about its tedious gameplay and less than impressive visuals. Guess getting choose your size isn't all that matters. It has a PlayScore of 6.21.

Destiny 2 - Expansion II: Warmind

Bungie adds more to mix with this latest expansion to their multiplayer FPS. Bouncing back from a rough debut, Destiny 2 tries to make it all up for their fans with their latest DLCS. With Warmind, your quest as Guardian takes on a new level with a new story revoling around the guardian Ana Bray who journeys out in search of her lost past. There's new raid lairs, ritual activities, and destinations packed alongside it. It's a decent effort by the Bungie effort, but in the end, that's all it is for most. It has a PlayScore of 6.31.

Raging Justice

Its Streets of Rage reloaded in this new age beat 'em up game from MakinGames. It's a nostalgia fuelled jaunt through city streets with all the classic beat 'em up tropes set in more modern environments. Sign yourself up for a streak of crime fighting action and put those punks in their place. Bringing in their own brand of retro charm, Raging Justice is an undeniably fun beat 'em up--though not without its flaws. With their slightly frustrating controls, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 6.84.

The Council: Episode 2 - Hide and Seek

Following an invitation to a secret society, The Council resumes its slow burn of an episodic adventure with this second chapter. Take on the shoes of Louis de Richet as he continues his search for his lost mother in Lord Mortimer's mysterious Island. Being the second of a 5 part series, this chapter might be a little uneventful. Still, with the reveal of some minor plot points and the unveiling of the story's greater riddles, it's still a promising adventure. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 6.98.

I Hate Running Backwards

It's an indie extravagance in this shooter slash roguelike endless runner from Binx Interactive. From the acclaimed indie publisher Devolver Digital, this game boasts an array of cool characters from their releases. From Serious Sam, Nuclear Throne, Broforce, Hotline Miami, Enter the Gungeon, and so much more, there's a lot to see in this stylish and explosive new title. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.06

Fox n Forests

Roam around dynamic environment of a wily fox in this retro platformer. Dedicated to its 16 bit aesthetics, the game succeeds in visuals with a look that comes straight of out of the classic consoles. Slip, slide, slash your way through enemies and discover the mystery of the 5th season. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.19.

City of Brass

The senior developers of the beloved FPS franchise Bioshock is looking for new ways for you to show off your dexterity. Jumping off from itchy trigger fingers, this title from Uppercut Games is going to put your light-fingeredness to the test. Dive into a world inspired by the Arabian Nights as you lurk in the shadows of the city in the role of cunning thief. With a whip and a scimitar in hand, it's time for you to conquer this brassplated city of magic and the undead. Costing a silver too many, though, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.21.

Battlezone: Gold Edition

Everybody loves a comeback. And for that, the 80s is getting another refreshing reboot with this revival of the iconic sci-fi tank shooter. Made fresh for the eyes of the younger generation, Battlezone is looking sleek with its high definition visuals and cool neon palettes. Everyone who owned the vanilla gets this Gold version, free of charge. Which means everyone gets to experience the game's awesome upgrades. Share the fun in their 4 player campaign, and take in the joys of their procedurally generated sights. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.23.

Super Mega Baseball 2

Following hot on the heels of their homerun of a debut, Metalhead Software packs this sequel with all sorts of fast-paced excitement. Considered one of the most acclaimed sports titles in recent history, Super Mega Baseball 2 is definitely on a league of its own. Create your very own, highly customizable team, compete in online matches, and immerse yourself in this gorgeous baseball simulated adventure. It has a PlayScore of 7.37

SEGA Genesis Classics

Speaking of harking back to the classics, SEGA has opened new doors to the past with this exciting collection. Bringing back their Genesis titles with a hint of newfangled sparkle. Featuring over 20 of their iconic roster, relive your childhood moments, complete with achievements and online access. A case of old meets new, it has a Provisional Playscore of 7.39

State of Decay 2

Hotly anticipated since its announcement. The second installment of Undead Lab's survival horror game promised three times the zombie killing fun. Not only is their open world bigger than ever before, but their revamped Survivors System also makes way for more storytelling surprises. That, on top of the new four player co-op mode that lets you band together with your friends. So get to know your team of apocalyptic renegades and watch them turn the undead into slimy green chum. It has a PlayScore of 7.45.

Forgotton Anne

Stepping into the realm of magic realism, ThroughLine Games' hand-animated adventure game is set in a world where objects have taken sentience. Decode the secrets that led to this strange phenomenon as you yourself take on the perilous journey towards home. Despite being set in a 2D environment, the game has no shortage of style and depth. A charming fantasy backed by grand orchestral tracks, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.76


Lead a double life in this roguelite action RPG where you play as a simple man named Will tending to his item shop. It's dainty little mix of activities as you venture from realm to realm and dimensions beyond. A procedurally generated delight that's filled with gameplay opportunities for adventurers everywhere, it has a Provisional Playscore of 7.81

Laser League

Vaporize your enemies in laser grids in Roll7's latest sports game set in a futuristic virtual world. It's a far cry from their bafta award winning skateboarding game, Olliolli. This time, they're going for adrenaline pumping excitement as you compete for nodes in their neon-rich environments. Bright, colorful, and endlessly fun. It has a PlayScore of 7.87

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Celebrating the 30th anniversary with a bang, the popular fighting game franchise is packing 12 classic titles into one spectacular edition. Packed with Street Fighter III: Third Strike, plus the original title, it's a n amazing bundle for SF fans everywhere. It has a Provisional Playscore of 7.94

Death Road to Canada

Turning the quiet Canadian stereotype on its head, Rock etcat Games is taking all of us on a road trip of the least Canadian sort. Mixing in elements of roguelike into their blocky survival shooter, explore their randomly generated cities and go on unique journeys each and every time. Pass around the controller and spice up your parties with this couch co-op game. Made precisely for replay value, there's always new stories to unlock in the Canada's zombie-infested highways. It has a PlayScore of 7.99.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Desolation of Mordor

Conquer a brand new desert region in Monolith Productions' latest expansion for their second installment. This DLC will let you play as the Minis Ithil captain, Baranor, as he commands an army against the looming threat of Orcish invasion. Together with the rise of men comes a new roguelike campaign mode. Put your human mercenaries on the line with a Provisional PlayScore of 8.

Yoku’s Island Express

This peculiar mix of genres seems to be winning hearts over its sheer charm. A hybrid of open world, metroid vania, and pinball, spend a day in the life of modest dung beetle as journeys to wake up an ancient deity. With its unique navigational controls, use your trajectorial skills to flip, bump, and ricochet Yoku through the handpainted world. It has a Provisional Playscore of 8.08.

Dark Souls Remastered

There's no way you could mess up remastering a modern gem, right? Well, that might be wrong. But that's definitely not what happened with FromSoftware's revival of the title that started it all. Bringing back the legendary videogame, return to a madeover Lordran and bask in the beauty of their dark yet spectacular universe. Packed with a few lighting enhancements and all the charm of the original, it has a PlayScore of 8.47

Wizard of Legend

If you're in a for no-nonsense action adventure, then Contingent99's roguelike title just might be the one for you. Fulfill the prophecies as the wizened wizard of legend and delve into a world of magical mastery. It's a game that won't let you go anywhere with mindless button mashing. Go around collecting powerful spells, and hit your enemies with the most devastating combos. A visual and technical feast, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.53.

Call of Duty: WWII - The War Machine

Call of Duty WW2's second expansion is a mixed bag with fancy new content in their multiplayer maps and easter egg challenges. Rejoin the Allied forces as they fight against the Axis invasion in iconic locations like Egypt, Dunkirk, and more. Along with these is a unexpected twist on the historical in their exciting Zombies chapter. Scoring a victory for Allied powers, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.84.


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